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Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

If you're scratching for ideas, and low on funds, there's always the repeat visit to Navy Pier. Hit the freebies: the Smith Museum of Stained Glass ( [...]

New in Loop: casino, water park, softball field!

Mayor Richard M. Daley today announced plans to turn the highly coveted parcel across from Marshall Field's flagship store on State Street, the so-cal [...]
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's neighborhood photo galleries for Loop, Irving Park and South Shore (samples below). Loop Irvin [...]
When it comes to the el, how close is too close?

When it comes to the el, how close is too close?

Proximity to the el is a must for many Chicagoans, and the shrill banshee-cry of the trains even endears itself to us as a call of civic pride. But [...]

Another unjustified "Thank you, Chicago!"

It happened again. Last night I was in Tower Records at Clark and Belden to return a movie (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe -- don't bother), when [...]

Friday, Friday is why-oh-why-oh-why day

Why won't mice wear mittens? Tell me why oh why? Why does Uptown have so many neighborhood names? Just a sampler: Andersonville South, Argyle Street [...]

Release the hounds!

Driving north on Lake Shore Drive at 6:15 p.m. today I noticed that the lakefront path between Oak Street Beach and the North Avenue pedestrian bridge [...]

Distinctive Maoism comes to Lincoln Park

It could be a creative cross-marketing effort, though we suspect it was sabotage. Either way, We were shocked and dismayed (ok, a little amused too) y [...]
156 West Superior will be unveiled soon

156 West Superior will be unveiled soon

This is 156 West Superior, a new-construction project by Ranquist Development in River North. It's apparently creating a buzz among architecture and [...]

Foodies weep in Woodlawn

Next time we hear residents of somewhere like Rogers Park or the South Loop groaning about the lack of restaurant options in their little burg, we're [...]
Biograph Theater nearing completion

Biograph Theater nearing completion

The historic Biograph movie house, at 2433 N Lincoln Ave in Chicago, the spot where the Lady in Red duped Public Enemy No. 1 John Dillinger, is in i [...]

Chicago houses under $90,000 (yes, houses)

It's easy to start thinking you have to be a millionaire to buy a home in Chicago, an idea we no doubt contributed to with recent posts on luxury cond [...]
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Hell to thee blight spirit! Can the 1200 block of Belmont Avenue get any uglier? "We look before and after, and pine for what is not ..." If y [...]

"Sex" star in Cradle of Man

Come on, admit it -- you loved "Sex and the City." Now, instead of going to a Lincoln Park bar to sip Comsos and paint your nails during re-runs, you [...]
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